We haven’t discussed the baby’s name with anyone. We did this the last time because we wanted to avoid judgement and just feel good about our decision in naming our first-born. This time, our son wants to name the baby.
At one point, he insisted the baby’s name was going to be “Schroeder” – after our friends’ cat. More recently, he said maybe her name is going to be “Eyeball.” He also believes we’re going to wait and see which of his classmates the baby looks like, and give her his friend’s name.
Then last night we were in Target and he yelled, “Wait! I know what we can name the baby! Ball!” We were near a display of balls, and he thought that was a great name. Since we’re going to have a baby girl, her name could actually be “Pink Ball.”
Sadly – for him – we have a name selected and it’s not “Pink Ball.” I’ve had to get very creative with him and tell him that the doctor may name our baby, just so he doesn’t get upset with the name.
Names are tricky. You don’t want to make a poor choice, and most parents want something that fits their child. I’m feeling confident about what we’ve chosen, but I know I’ll have my doubts in a few weeks (just as I had doubts the first time around.)
And worst-case scenario, we can always name her Schroeder or Ball.